Dustin Ackley 2B/LF.. SEA Oct 22 '12

The Mariners have hired Dave Hansen as their new hitting coach.

He replaces Chris Chambliss, who was fired after two years with the club. A 15-year major league veteran, Hansen spent the last year and a half as the Dodgers' hitting coach. He'll face a tall task in helping to improve an offense that finished last in the league in batting average (.234), on-base percentage (.296) and slugging percentage (.369).

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